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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 19, 2008 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Here are two I'd like to feature...starkly different, but both w/their own great qualities: First, from Chicago, 5/13/77:

Very short transition jam...quiet percussion and very un-intrusive Donna--no shrieks, just mellow almost-humming...really gorgeous...leading to a hard, sharp Phil intro that nails the "Fire" beat with the drummers...the Fire that follows may be my favorite ever...Jerry kills on the wah-wah and makes up for the short trans. jam w./a loooooong and intricate intro.

Then there's the more "exploratory" transition jam from this underappreciated Lehigh Univ. show (I believe SDH will back me up on this one) from 9/25/81:

This one also lands on a "hard" start to FIRE, but before you get tehre, Jerry and Brent lead the way on one hell of a journey. This transition jam is like a roller coaster space ride but w./out ever losing the thematic thread of the tune. Grand stuff. (The FIRE in this version is also amazing minus a typical Jerry F**-up in the first verse).

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 22, 2008 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Yeah That's the ticket. Especially like the 81 Leigh version.